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Jul 25, 2008

How to Make Pop Up Cards - More X Forms - Lesson 15

Using What You Know to Make Pop Ups: X Forms

Time to look at some real pop up cards!

pop up cards fish


This fish card pop up is an X form card with the glue points shifted toward the center of the card. I had to move the glue points to keep the fish from poking out of the side of the card when it was closed. I could have used a wider card, but I didn't have a wider card!

pop up cards fish side view


The "slot" on the coral is a somewhat large cut-out with a V shaped bottom. On the fish the slot is a small notch that nestles into the V.



You can see how the X does not flatten all the way when the card is opened flat, like Sample 5 from 
Lesson 5.



 


----- This X-form butterfly is attached with elongated (and visible) tabs. The pattern is here.




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This X is a little different in that it does not use a box as its underlying structure, but a V fold.



I modified a pattern by Hiroko for Canon. More about this card on a previous post.



----- Can you imagine what happens to an X-form as you shorten the slots? The shorter the slots, the more an X form begins to resemble a flag book.



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